August 1, 2005

Bush installs Bolton as U.S. ambassador to U.N.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush bypassed the Senate
and appointed John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United
Nations on Monday over the protests of Senate Democrats who
complained he was abusive and would hurt U.S. credibility.

"This post is too important to leave vacant any longer,
especially during a war and a vital debate about U.N. reform.
So today I've used my constitutional authority to appoint John
Bolton as America's ambassador to the United Nations," Bush
said during a White House Roosevelt Room ceremony.